Period
to 22 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Andover during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
Hampshire > Andover
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 10 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 15.87% 3.45% 13.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.39% 3.70% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Andover median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £357 £413 £318
90th Percentile £538 £438 £533
Hampshire median daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% +20.27% -61.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Andover. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Andover
Contract vacancies in Andover with a recognized job title 61 54 58
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 93.10% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 35
Andover median daily rate £400 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +7.59%
10th Percentile £315 £223 £318
90th Percentile £471 £532 £545
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Andover median hourly rate £50.00 - £27.50
10th Percentile £47.50 - £26.25
90th Percentile £52.50 - £28.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.91 £19.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +31.11% -14.61% -1.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Andover.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Andover

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Andover.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Andover

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Andover

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Andover over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Andover

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Andover region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (40.00%) BlazeMeter
4 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) eggPlant
4 4 (40.00%) NeoLoad
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) JMeter
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (40.00%) eggPlant
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
2 4 (40.00%) NeoLoad
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle